E.g., Dec 18 2018
DEC
18

Library Lab:

Tue, Dec 18   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids diy

Join us for a fun filled hour of exploring science

Library Lab:

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

Tue, Dec 18   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids after school homework help

Are you having problems with your homework? Come and talk with our Homework Helper to find out how to answer your questions. For Grades 1 to 6.

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

DEC
19

Never Too Late to Learn: Microsoft Word Basics

Wed, Dec 19   10:45 am to 12:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Older Adults techknowledge

Microsoft Word Basics introduces new and returning word users to the basics of using, creating, editing and publishing office documents. This lesson covers the core features of Microsoft Word 2010.

Never Too Late to Learn: Microsoft Word Basics

Babies and Books

Wed, Dec 19   1:00 pm to 1:45 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years babies & books first five years

Storytime for babies birth - 18 months. It's never too early to introduce your baby to books! Come hear some delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. 

Babies and Books

English Conversation Group

Wed, Dec 19   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults english conversation group

Practice English in a conversation group at the Bedford Library, Adult Learning Center.  Join other adults who are learning to speak English.

FREE!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

DEC
20

Tai Chi for Beginners

Thu, Dec 20   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults

“Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance.”

“Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.”

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, join us in this great Tai Chi...

Tai Chi for Beginners

High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

Thu, Dec 20   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults hse

Are you hoping to get your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma? Need to build your reading and writing skills?  Register to take a test of your readiness for the exam, and you will be placed in a prep class, enrolled in our online prep...

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High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

ESOL Conversation Group

Thu, Dec 20   5:45 pm to 7:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Adults adult learning english conversation group

Under the guidance from the English Conversation Group leader, come to participate and practice your spoken English. No registration is required.

ESOL Conversation Group

DEC
21

Build with DUPLO

Fri, Dec 21   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo first five years

Come In and Play with the DUPLOs at your local library. For ages 2-5.

Build with DUPLO

Overeaters Anonymous

Fri, Dec 21   1:15 pm to 2:30 pm   Highlawn Library

Adults

Join your peer group and exchange idea on controlling your eating habit.

Overeaters Anonymous

Teen Time

Fri, Dec 21   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Teens gaming for teens teen time

Come have fun with your peers after a long week of school. Enjoy playing games, or just socializing, while spending a leisure time in a safe relaxing space.

Cancelled
Teen Time

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

Fri, Dec 21   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids after school homework help

Are you having problems with your homework? Come and talk with our Homework Helper to find out how to answer your questions. For Grades 1 to 6.

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

DEC
27

Tai Chi for Beginners

Thu, Dec 27   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults

“Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance.”

“Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.”

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, join us in this great Tai Chi...

Tai Chi for Beginners

DEC
28

Teen Time

Fri, Dec 28   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Teens gaming for teens teen time

Come have fun with your peers after a long week of school. Enjoy playing games, or just socializing, while spending a leisure time in a safe relaxing space.

Cancelled
Teen Time

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

Fri, Dec 28   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids after school homework help

Are you having problems with your homework? Come and talk with our Homework Helper to find out how to answer your questions. For Grades 1 to 6.

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

JAN
4

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

Fri, Jan 4   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids after school homework help

Are you having problems with your homework? Come and talk with our Homework Helper to find out how to answer your questions. For Grades 1 to 6.

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

JAN
8

ESOL Registration

Tue, Jan 8   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults

Adult English Class (ESOL) at the Bedford Learning Center

Class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 at the Bedford Learning Center beginning January 15, 2019.

Register in Person for Bedford Learning Center Class...
ESOL Registration

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

Tue, Jan 8   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids after school homework help

Are you having problems with your homework? Come and talk with our Homework Helper to find out how to answer your questions. For Grades 1 to 6.

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

JAN
9

Literacy Volunteer Information Session

Wed, Jan 9   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults adult learning literacy

Help Adults Learn to Read and Write!

We seek adults to train to become Volunteer Literacy Tutors. Volunteer Literacy Tutors at BPL Learning Centers tutor adults in our community who, for a variety of reasons, are still building their...

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Literacy Volunteer Information Session

JAN
10

ESOL Registration

Thu, Jan 10   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults

Adult English Class (ESOL) at the Bedford Learning Center

Class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 at the Bedford Learning Center beginning January 15, 2019.

Register in Person for Bedford Learning Center Class...
ESOL Registration

JAN
11

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

Fri, Jan 11   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids after school homework help

Are you having problems with your homework? Come and talk with our Homework Helper to find out how to answer your questions. For Grades 1 to 6.

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

JAN
15

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Jeremy Zmuda

Tue, Jan 15   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Grab your kids for a sing-along dance party with the awesomely educational band Jeremy Plays Guitar! Rock out to award-winning music and find out what the critics are raving about - it's the most fun your kids have while (shhh) learning!

Featured Event
Stomp, Clap & Sing with Jeremy Zmuda

ESOL Registration

Tue, Jan 15   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults

Adult English Class (ESOL) at the Bedford Learning Center

Class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 at the Bedford Learning Center beginning January 15, 2019.

Register in Person for Bedford Learning Center Class...
ESOL Registration

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

Tue, Jan 15   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids after school homework help

Are you having problems with your homework? Come and talk with our Homework Helper to find out how to answer your questions. For Grades 1 to 6.

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

JAN
17

ESOL Registration

Thu, Jan 17   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults

Adult English Class (ESOL) at the Bedford Learning Center

Class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 at the Bedford Learning Center beginning January 15, 2019.

Register in Person for Bedford Learning Center Class...
ESOL Registration

JAN
18

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

Fri, Jan 18   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids after school homework help

Are you having problems with your homework? Come and talk with our Homework Helper to find out how to answer your questions. For Grades 1 to 6.

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

JAN
19

Events for Youth and Families: Dan Zanes' House Party!

Sat, Jan 19   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids music

Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalist/Music Therapist Claudia Eliaza perform some children's folk songs included in their new book, Dan Zanes' House Party! The audience is invited to sing and dance along in what might...

Featured Event
Events for Youth and Families: Dan Zanes' House Party!

JAN
22

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

Tue, Jan 22   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids after school homework help

Are you having problems with your homework? Come and talk with our Homework Helper to find out how to answer your questions. For Grades 1 to 6.

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

JAN
23

The Mini Brooklyn Playdate

Wed, Jan 23   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years babies & books big brooklyn playdate first five years toddler time

Stop by the Mini Brooklyn Playdate to enjoy fun games and activities that delight young children and encourage early literacy.

Come to play and leave ready to turn ordinary objects in your home into your child’s...

Featured Event
The Mini Brooklyn Playdate

JAN
25

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

Fri, Jan 25   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids after school homework help

Are you having problems with your homework? Come and talk with our Homework Helper to find out how to answer your questions. For Grades 1 to 6.

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

JAN
26

Events for Youth and Families: Polar Opposites by Wildlife Theater

Sat, Jan 26   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

Antarctica and the Arctic Circle are the two ends of the world. They look and feel the same, but very different types of animals call these icy lands home. Students explore the similarities and differences through two shows, "Polar Bear and the...

Featured Event
Events for Youth and Families: Polar Opposites by Wildlife Theater

JAN
28

Computer Basics

Mon, Jan 28   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults

A Three Session, Computer Basics Workshop for Adults

Join us for this introduction to using computers (for adults with little or no experience using a computer)   Gain basic computer skills Create and edit a document in Microsoft...
Computer Basics

JAN
29

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Jam I AM

Tue, Jan 29   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Singing guitarist Will Leet and jazz singer/pianist Sammy Rae Bowers will sing an exciting mix of children’s songs and contemporary pop songs, and foster exploration with musical instruments and fun movement activities. We believe that exposing...

Featured Event
Stomp, Clap & Sing with Jam I AM

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

Tue, Jan 29   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids after school homework help

Are you having problems with your homework? Come and talk with our Homework Helper to find out how to answer your questions. For Grades 1 to 6.

After School Homework Help grades 1 to 6

FEB
4

Computer Basics

Mon, Feb 4   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults

A Three Session, Computer Basics Workshop for Adults

Join us for this introduction to using computers (for adults with little or no experience using a computer)   Gain basic computer skills Create and edit a document in Microsoft...
Computer Basics

FEB
9

Events for Youth and Families: Chinese New Year Celebration

Sat, Feb 9   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids music

Join us for a fantastic Chinese New Year presentation celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Pig and usher in a year of joy and abundance! Put on something red and bring the whole family to experience the beautiful dances from one of the most...

Featured Event
Events for Youth and Families: Chinese New Year Celebration

FEB
10

Classical Interludes: Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra and Min Xiao-Fen

Sun, Feb 10   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Alan Chan and pipa player Min Xiao-Fen team up to explore the possibly of jazz through their new project "Moon Walk," with inspirations drawn from the story of the goddess of the Moon Chang'e to pop icon Michael Jackson.

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Classical Interludes: Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra and Min Xiao-Fen

FEB
11

Computer Basics

Mon, Feb 11   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults

A Three Session, Computer Basics Workshop for Adults

Join us for this introduction to using computers (for adults with little or no experience using a computer)   Gain basic computer skills Create and edit a document in Microsoft...
Computer Basics

FEB
12

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Conroy Warren

Tue, Feb 12   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Feeling the beat! Enjoy the power and pleasure of Jazz, Calypso and Reggae through singing and dancing in this interactive performance with versatile entertainer Conroy Warren. It’s fun! It’s exciting!

Featured Event
Stomp, Clap & Sing with Conroy Warren

From Score to Speculative Lit

Tue, Feb 12   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents exhibitions

From Score to Speculative Lit with Artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed and Writer Anaïs Duplan

This creative writing workshop, led by artist-in-residence Kameelah Janan Rasheed and writer/Afrofuturist Anaïs Duplan, begins with fragments of text...

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From Score to Speculative Lit

FEB
16

Events for Youth and Families: Senegalese Dancer and Griot Lamine Thiam

Sat, Feb 16   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids music

Lamine Thiam is a master Senegalese dancer who comes from a long lineage of griots. As a dancer, he shares with audiences the deep connections of dance and music to everyday life in his home country of Senegal. In this special family program,...

Featured Event
Events for Youth and Families: Senegalese Dancer and Griot Lamine Thiam

FEB
17

Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players

Sun, Feb 17   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Muneko Otani and Michael Roth (violins), Ah Ling Neu (viola), Roberta Cooper (cello), and Peter Weitzner (double bass). Mozart’s Divertimento in F Major and Dvořák’s String Quintet in G Major, Op. 77 as well as selections by Lev Zhurbin.

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Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players

FEB
18

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in conversation with Frank Bruni

Mon, Feb 18   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

A mayor’s inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal.

Once described by The Washington Post as “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of,” Pete Buttigieg...

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in conversation with Frank Bruni

FEB
22

2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Kick-off Orientation

Fri, Feb 22   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Enter PowerUP! and you could win a CASH AWARD to start your business. Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. To apply, you must attend an orientation....

Register
2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Kick-off Orientation

FEB
23

Events for Youth and Families: Shine and the Moonbeams

Sat, Feb 23   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids music

Shine and the Moonbeams take the best rhythmic elements of soul songs and music to give the families a soulfully satisfying experience.

Featured Event
Events for Youth and Families: Shine and the Moonbeams

FEB
24

Classical Interludes: Donald Sinta Quartet

Sun, Feb 24   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

The Donald Sinta Quartet, First Prize Winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, has earned praise from audiences and critics alike for its virtuosic performances, compelling recordings and distinctive repertoire that range from commissions...

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Classical Interludes: Donald Sinta Quartet

FEB
26

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

Tue, Feb 26   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Multi-award winning children's artist Lucy Kalantari brings delightful jazz age inspired music everyone can enjoy! Kids and families will love the interactive jazz-scat-along play, while singing about the simple joys and delights of life.

Featured Event
Stomp, Clap & Sing with Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

FEB
27

2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

Wed, Feb 27   9:30 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Enter PowerUP! and you could win a CASH AWARD to start your business. Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. To apply, you must attend an orientation....

Register
2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

APR
4

Kameelah Janan Rasheed: ‘This is Not an Artist Talk’/ Reflections on Scoring the Stacks

Thu, Apr 4   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents exhibitions

Reception to follow in Dweck Lobby

The culminating event to the participatory exhibition and public program Scoring the Stacks, Katowitz Radin Artist in Residence Kameelah Janan Rasheed reflects on what the project has produced and on how...

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Kameelah Janan Rasheed: ‘This is Not an Artist Talk’/ Reflections on Scoring the Stacks

JUN
12

The Mini Brooklyn Playdate

Wed, Jun 12   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years babies & books big brooklyn playdate first five years toddler time

Stop by the Mini Brooklyn Playdate to enjoy fun games and activities that delight young children and encourage early literacy.

Come to play and leave ready to turn ordinary objects in your home into your child’s...

The Mini Brooklyn Playdate

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